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Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis of the scalp - a rare fungal infection treated by excision

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V Arunagiri

Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, IN
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Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College
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Abstract

Fungal infections are known to occur in immune compromised individuals. Most are treated by antifungal chemotherapeutic agents either by local measures or by systemic treatment. Phaeohyphomycosis, derived from the Greek language meaning dark fungi with hyphae, is a rare condition. We describe what we believe is the first ever case report of phaeohyphomycosis in the occipital region of the scalp which mimicked a dermoid cyst.

How to Cite: Arunagiri, V., (2015). Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis of the scalp - a rare fungal infection treated by excision. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 32(4), pp.30–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v32i4.8096
Published on 25 May 2015.
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